Topic: Looking for a particular sounding multiphonic fingering
I am working on a piece right now that has a musical use for multiphonics. The piece is quite modal/tonal so the multiphonics that would work have to sound somewhat consonant within that context. The spot in question begs for a fingering that has a dominating low F sound. In the same passage I use this fingering that produces a growly low A type sound:
x x x | o x x F
This produces a pretty consonant sound with a fundamental being a low A.
What I'm search of is a multiphonic with a simmilar sonority but with a strong fundamental F to compliment it in the same passage.
Does anyone have any suggestions? It's a little daunting going through the fingering chart online because it's organized by the related standard fingering, which doesn't always reflect the resulting sonority. I no longer have access to the Penazzi, which is organized by sound type, if I remember right. Maybe someone with current access to that book could take a look? I'm hoping someone just happens to know of a fingering that might work.
Last edited by Trent (2009-08-06 10:24:18)
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